Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of El Salvador, you would:
be 84.1% less likely to be obese
In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 5.1 years less
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 33.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
make 10.0% less money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 21.4% more likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
pay a 18.5% higher top tax rate
El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 15.9% less likely to be literate
In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.5% as of 2017. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
be 14.3% less likely to have access to electricity
In El Salvador, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2016. In India, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 22.8 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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